Health Board to start radio-tagging hospital linen

Health bosses at Aneurin Bevan Health Board are hoping to save more than a quarter of a million pounds annually, by radio - tagging hospital linen.

The board says it spends almost £400,000 a year replacing linen that's gone missing.

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Aneurin Bevan Health Board to electronically tag linen

When it comes to cutting costs in the NHS, bed linen might not be the first place you'd think to start.

But one health board is putting electronic tags on its sheets, pillow cases and bed clothes, to help save them over a quarter of a million pounds a year.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board say that between 2011 and 2012, £400,000 worth of linen was lost.

Nicola Hendy reports.

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